Archive for May, 2008

Student organizer hopes to raise $50,000 for American Cancer Society

There are thousands of Relay for Life events across the country each year, and on May 9, DU will host its fourth annual relay. From 5 p.m.–5 a.m. in Hamilton Gymnasium, teams will walk to celebrate those who have survived cancer and to honor those who lost the battle against […]

Legend of Paddy Murphy spawns weeklong Greek festivities

The national Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) Web site points proudly to their crime-fighting brother of the Prohibition era, Elliot Ness. They list him among their notable members, right between William McKinley and David Spade. Ness, whose memoir The Untouchables (Messner, 1957) about his enforcers who couldn’t be bribed, figures heavily into an […]

McCall to take the helm of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

On May 5, Chancellor Robert Coombe announced that Anne McCall was appointed dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. McCall has been at Tulane University for 16 years; she has served as associate dean since 2005. While at Tulane, she also served as director of the women’s studies program from 1999–2004 […]

New deans appointed at DU’s two largest academic divisions

The University of Denver’s nationally ranked Daniels College of Business and division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) will have new leadership beginning this summer. Chancellor Robert Coombe announced May 5 thatChristine Riordan has been hired to lead Daniels and Anne McCall will lead Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Riordan […]

Trial nears for women who stood up by sitting-in

Tears fill Sheila Schroeder’s eyes as she recalls being arrested last September. On that day in 2007, she and Kate Burns, her same-sex partner of six years, applied for a marriage license from the city of Denver, but they were refused because Colorado does not allow same-sex marriages. The couple […]

Lessons on the links: Sherlock says golf mirrors life

Stephanie Sherlock says she’s learned a lot about life on the links. “Golf has taught me everything from honesty to respect to patience,” says Sherlock, a sophomore business major and a standout on the Pioneers women’s golf team. “I think golf is kind of like life: There are many ups […]

Ricks Center students raise awareness and funds for nonprofits

Students at the Ricks Center for Gifted Children staffed booths in the center’s lobby representing nine nonprofit agencies from Roots and Shoots to the Wildlife Adoption Center April 28 and 29. “The ice is melting a lot,” says Eytan Michaelson, a kindergartner. “What we want most of all is to adopt […]

‘Daily Show’ to tape at DU during DNC

Hard news isn’t the only kind of coverage the Democratic National Convention will get in Denver. “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” will be broadcasting from DU’s Newman Center during the DNC, Comedy Central announced today. The news satire television program will tape in Byron Theatre Tuesday, Aug. 26, through […]